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So far Jayne Young has created 31 blog entries.
17 03, 2021

Don’t Wait

2021-03-17T00:30:57+00:00March 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

One of things I miss most about no longer having children under 14, is reading to them every night. From Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar to Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are to Michael Scott’s Nicholas Flamel series, bedtime [...]

20 08, 2020

Yankees or Red Sox?

2020-08-20T17:31:20+00:00August 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

This past Sunday Jayne and I carved out an hour to go walking around the old village of Amherst. The weather was perfect for a Sunday walk - light rain wanted to fall, but never did. During the trek we [...]

4 04, 2020

Shampoo Epiphanies

2020-04-04T19:58:13+00:00April 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

It seems God has been speaking to me lately by means of shampoo bottles. Two separate phrases have stuck with me like road tar for months now. The first “Curiously Clarifying.” The second, “Nourishing Rituals.” The real catalyst, though, has [...]

18 03, 2020

Minute by Minute Courage

2020-03-18T21:59:13+00:00March 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Roughly two weeks ago, I spoke to a group of young men ages 16-18 about heroes. During that discussion I shared that one of my heroes is Gandalf, the grizzled wizard from J.R.R. Tolkein’s epic “Lord of the Rings.” Much [...]

14 12, 2019

You Don’t Need to Fit in

2019-12-14T14:43:07+00:00December 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Last summer, I spent 24 hours in New York city. The architecture, the lights, the food - all of it - was impressive. But what most impressed me were the people. Not their kindness or keenness or coolness, but simply [...]

25 11, 2019

Pausing to Feel

2019-11-25T06:06:55+00:00November 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Our lives are filled with noise.  First in the form of physical sound; much of which we choose to invite in by what we listen too.  Televisions, car stereos, ear-buds, etc. - we live in a society where audible inputs [...]

2 11, 2019

Resting into Resilience

2019-11-02T00:30:58+00:00November 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

When I hear the word resilience, I typically think of attributes like stamina, strength, or grit, as well as the ability to endure external blows.  Not just physical blows, but psychological and emotional blows, as if a resilient person possessed [...]

14 05, 2019

The Burden of Personal History

2019-05-14T01:53:07+00:00May 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

With Yoga Teacher Training coming soon at Sol, my mind turns again to growth.  It feels great to grow. There is a simple joy in it. To learn new skills, gain fresh comprehension, or even just see a familiar thing [...]

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